For a while now, my rule when it comes to this blog thing has been “whatever happens, happens.” The only thing I’ve been a real stickler about is posting. I figured that as long as I posted every Saturday, we’d all be happy. Well, let’s just say this weekend was a loooong one. To quote Bill Duke in Menace II Society, I guess I “done fucked up.” Continue reading
The Frustrations of a High School Senior
Care to take a guess on whether or not I have a book done this week? You probably shouldn’t guess, because if you have enough faith in me to say yes, you’d be incorrect-o. Care to take a guess at why? No? Well here it is: School wastes so much of my time that it’s ridiculous. I look at it as a necessary evil, but I’m convinced the format to high school is all wrong. I have very little time every night to do what I want–that includes reading and writing. Continue reading
Ah, the Shame
I’m not perfect. I do have other obligations. I can’t, like anyone, ALWAYS come through on my promises. I’m going to cut the crap right here and say it: I did not finish a book this week. Some very important things came up, and I did not have the ability to read very much. Whoops.
This isn’t the first time this has happened. I didn’t finish The Shining on time, either. I have a lot of things on my mind aside from this little project; my personal life has to have the front seat. That’s just how it’s gonna go. I’ve decided not to stress it too much. I WILL finish 52 books this year. The last book WILL be done by December 31, 2014. I’m just not sure if I can churn out weekly posts. At the moment, I am extremely focused on college preparation and “living up” my final year of high school, with friends that I may not see again until God knows when. Wavering on a goal is not something I’m particularly proud of, but at least until I graduate in May, waver I will and waver I must. My reading pace will definitely pick up in the summer when I no longer have school, so if we’re that far off-track by then, we’ll begin to head back in the right direction.
I’d also like to take this time to inform you all that my first short story will be published on Amazon by the end of the month. I’m spending my entire Presidents’ Day writing, which means editing, and hopefully by the end of the day I’ll have something that I feel is worthy to publish. I’ll make it free for 24 hours, then then price will go up to $1. Keep in mind that this is a tentative plan…stuff can still go wrong.
I know this short little post isn’t a review, but it’s going to have to suffice for this week. I apologize, and I’ll book it (hehe) next week to catch up.
Review: Edgar Allen Poe
As I said in my Fahrenheit 451 review, when I tackled the works of Edgar Allen Poe I would choose five stories, a mix of the well known and not-so-well known. I only kept half of that promise. Continue reading
Review: Fahrenheit 451
I finally read the novel that all of my classmates had to read last year in 11th grade English. I finally dove into Ray Bradbury’s classic tale about burning classic tales. I finally met Guy Montag and Faber. The only thing I could think about was this: Fahrenheit 451 is strikingly similar to George Orwell’s 1984. Continue reading
Thoughts on The Shining–er, the First Half of It
Well, it’s Saturday and I promised you all an update. As it stands currently, I am only 370 pages into The Shining. There are 660 in my copy. See the problem there? Yeah, me too. It’s not entirely my fault, though. My normal agenda after school is as follows: homework, dinner, an hour of writing, and and hour of reading to close the night. I haven’t been home all that much this week… Continue reading